Consarc Corporation, an Inductotherm Group (IG) company, announced the formation of a new division dedicated to the photovoltaic (PV) industry. Consarc, coordinated with the efforts of other IG companies, will apply its experience in advanced vacuum and controlled furnace technologies to the mass production and processing of solar-grade silicon (for solar cells). The new division will be located at Consarc’s headquarters in Rancocas, N.J.

With the coordinated efforts of the IG companies, Consarc owns and has the rights to a number of IG patents related to the melting, refining, solidification and heating of extremely pure alloys and semiconductors.